April 1st, 2013

Rich’s Monday Morning View


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    Anonymous says:

    Looks a bit like Prescott


    • 4
      Sensible Simon says:

      I’m eating Crow.


      • 26
        Bullers says:

        I guess your right there, the RMT cap gives it away


        • 51
          Bedlam says:

          I thought it meant, ‘Really Malevolent Tory’.


          • Django says:

            Invalidity benefit reforms have resulted in close to 900,000 claimants signing off WITHOUT having the new medical. Isn’t this a good thing?


          • Bullers says:

            But is it really in the in the true sense a medical done by a doctor, or by some numpty who just ticks boxes does not look at doctors/consultants reports, even in the days of the early 00’s doctors who used to do the job used to tick boxes they did not physically examine the claimant (it was a nice little earner) with the automatic aim of throwing claimants off sickness benfits.


      • 101
        Anonymous says:

        After all the Con-Dem cuts – how many will be eating crow?


    • 108
      Anonymous says:

      It’s only a cartoon – a nasty right-wing cartoon.


  3. 3

    Who’s the benefits junkie?


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  5. 8

    http://ukgeneralelection2015.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/bank-holiday-monday-1983-general.html looking forward to rerun of 1983 election on the parliamet channel from 10am


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    Aaron D Highside says:



  7. 10
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion says:

    It’s the RMT Crowman bedblocker on £145000 a year living in taxpayer subsidised housing.


    • 14
      Axe The Telly Tax & Religion says:

      It’s also a skit on the John Lenon & Yoko Ono lie in.


    • 17
      Where are Tony Blair's expenses says:

      His wife also works for the RMT on £65k, apparently she was the only applicant for the job

      Frank Dobson is another ncut living in a council flate with a combined income of £150k


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        Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

        Bob Crow’s girlfriend was not only the only applicant for the job, but she was interviewed by only one interviewer.

        Can you guess his name?


    • 40
      An Englishman's home says:

      Want to make a start reducing taxpayer subsidised housing? Re-house the 650 currently in parliament, under westminster bridge .


    • 126
      the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

      Will Bob the Crow get charged a spare bedroom tax ?

      I bet his Council House bijou des res has got a few …


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    Gooner says:

    the funniest ‘april fool’ prank is the one undertaken by skynews – they’re spending the morning talking about all the welfare changes happeneing – AS IF THEY CARE


    • 46
      Bullers says:

      It’s like the occasional whine on here about tax on wine, spirit and beer, income tax, VAT on things (it is the favourite Tory tax it supposedly gets everyone), benefits to the low paid etc like Sky they could not give a monkeys about folks struggling to exist, still I do think that anyone who subscribes to Sky and is on benefits should have that deducted from benefits in or out of work.


      • 68
        R Murdoch says:

        Payments for SKY will NOT bededuced from benefits. I have spoken to Osborne and that other one, er…


        • 84
          Bullers says:

          Go on Rupie you can manage his name D a v i d C a m e r o n


          • the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

            No no I know the one you mean Rupe.. the flame haired muppet who pretends to assist Gideon .

            Yeah you’re right … such a nonentity that I “misplace d” his name too for the moment


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    Mrs Crewe says:

    Guido please stop calling it the bedroom tax. This Labour spin is taking over the airwaves I saw BBC and Sky News do a report on this and all the way through they called it the bedroom tax. If it was a tax it would be universally applied to all, it doesn’t effect me or anyone else not living in public housing or claiming housing benefit. I pay for my own house without any help from the public purse, naturally I can’t afford a spare room and have one room for me and Mr Crewe and another for Crewe Jr. The only I way this is a tax is on my pocket paying for those in social housing to have a better life style than I do.


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      Anonymous says:

      Apparently labour have brought this in for people getting housing benefit and in private rented accommodation already ! so why are they whingeing about it being applied to social housing tenents ? they are such hypocrites !


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      Tax ? What Tax ? The BBC ALMOST told the truth says:

      In fairness Simon McCoy on BBC News Channel this morning gave “Liam “Baldemort” Byrne who had been expecting the usual BBC syncophantic interview no doubt a surprise and corrected him several times over his, Byrnes’, over-use of the term “Bedroom Tax” at one point telling Byrne that it isn’t a tax though is it ! It’s just a reduction in a benefit which some people think is fair. Slightly “off message” which was rapidly corrected by the BBC upper echelons later


    • 71
      Multi Corps International says:

      What makes you think tax is ‘universally applied to all’.


    • 128
      the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

      Ahh yes but with a name like Crewe your family are obviously proprietors of the biggest tract of rail interchange terminals in the country
      … somewhere in Cheshire ??


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    Owen Jones says:

    I shall not hesitate to issue a writ.

    Bob Crow looks nothing like me.


    • 54
      Bullers says:

      Who are you? Guido seems to have this thing about you, up to about a year ago I had never even heard of you, I don’t know why he keeps going about you.


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    Where are Tony Blair's expenses says:

    Sky news this morning – Guy on benefits complaining he wouldn’t be able to have his children to stay if he had to move out of his 3 bedroomed council house, his wife lives elsewhere also on benefits.

    So a tale of Tony Blair’s Britain , a couple have children get divorced and the taxpayer picks up the bill.

    FFS when is this lunacy going to stop.

    Liam Byrne given an easy ride by Sky, refused to answer when questioned on the 878,000 disability claimants who refused to be interviewed, kept wittering on about millionaires tax breaks whilst forgetting to mention that income tax rates for high earners are higher than at any time other than the last 6 months of the Blair/ Brown government

    If you have savings, own a car, own a house, have a job in the private sector be afraid – Ed Balls is coming to get you after 2015.

    Mid way through the next parliament public spending cuts on the scale of Ireland, Spain and Greece will need to be brought in


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      Socialism is a severe mental illness says:

      “a couple have children get divorced and the taxpayer picks up the bill.”

      Meanwhile, a family that really need that 3-bedroom council house can’t have it because a selfish anti-social wanker who doesn’t need it is refusing to move out.

      Only the ‘socialist’ Labour Party would choose to side with antisocial scum.


      • 32
        Long John Silver's parrot says:

        If they have been claiming benefits for years then simply opting out of a medical is not an option.

        If they refuse they should be made to repay all benefits.


        • 66
          Bullers says:

          If someone is on incapacity benefits they should be seen regularly by their GP, consultant, and the their progress or decline should be sent to the benefits agency, that should give the benefits agency a better idea on the claimants ill health, the claimant would have to sign an acceptance form for doctors to give the information failure to provide the this acceptance of disclosure would automatically end the benefit.


      • 61
        Edith Milliband says:

        That’s because the RMT fund Labour, where oh where is Bob going to live?


        • 123
          Anonymous says:

          Since this site understands IT’S Class Interest, there is no crime in Bob standing up for HIS. For did not Tony and his mates do more than Thatcher to undermine real Labour values?


      • 106
        Same As It Ever Was says:

        Paul Morrison, of the Methodist Church, said the attack on the poor shows ignorant wealthy politicians feel those locked in poverty are somehow to blame for not getting themselves out of it.


    • 48
      Labour's Welfare Dependency says:

      It’s NOT the fault of claimants…they were actively encouraged by Labour when they were in government to claim as many benefits as they could as the state would ALWAYS look after “their people”


      • 83
        Will says:

        the tories have let labour have a free ride on this one. they should have stated that social housing is subsidised housing and pointed out what the equivalent would cost in the same road in the private sector and shown how much of a subsidy this is.

        Mind you I think the tories should have given people a year to move before bringing this tax in, so people could move and avoid the tax.

        The reason this is not a great vote winner for labour is because you have individuals who need a bigger house and due to people not moving cant have larger accommodation.


      • 89
        albacore fan club says:

        Free market housing solutions depend on a nation state (with borders, laws, a sovereign parliament, and that sort of stuff) existing in the first place. They’re hard to find in the UK plantation run for the benefit of the City of London that we have to live in.


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    Prime Minister David Cameron says:

    I aim to please.


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    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons says:

    If only the climate change scam was an April fools, we could all have a laugh about it.

    But i’m afraid the ecoloons are deadly serious about sending us back to the dark ages.


    • 41
      Skirmish says:

      The ecoloons are in government and set to make themselves very, very rich indeed, from the proceeds of the great lie.


    • 90
      to raise the spirit...feed the soul, the sole of the feet. oil 'em. says:

      as the sun rises we feel golden.
      the errection is going dawnwards towards dark.


    • 120
      Anonymous says:

      “Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Ecoloons”? Clearly One that did not fly Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.


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    SamCam says:

    My Dave really lost it over the weekend, he read and heard what Lord Carey was saying, well he started shouting and stomped out of the flat in No.10 saying that he was going to “Bash the Bishop”. Hope he doesn’t get into trouble.


    • 38
      Anonymous says:

      Why do the C/E always elect weirdos as Archbish of Canterbury ? in all honesty, the last 2 are odd and so is the new one.When i heard he had been in business i thought good move, but it was only until he was 33, and looking at him, he must have been like a fish out of water !


      • 63
        Reality speaks says:

        Once these clerics ascend the hierarchy it goes straight to their head and they start pronouncing, on politics especially, if they want to be a politician get on with it instead of sitting in ivory towers otherwise STFU>


        • 72
          Bullers says:

          The ruling elite have always had a way of removing “troublesome priests” and others that do not do as their masters wish or say what their masters tell them what to say.


          • Matilda says:

            All the religious Lords should be removed from the building – to spend more time with their flock. They have no business being there – just ask Mohd and his mates down the mosque.


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    CHRIST ON A BIKE! says:

    I thought Les Dawson was dead?


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    oh my, the footwork! says:

    Listening to R4 this morning, yeh I know but I didn’t have any cd’s in the car, IDS sounded like a used car salesman being asked by John whatever his name is about the “cuts” , IDS answers were just like the Liebour crowd used to be, shifty, no knowledege of what he was doing, if he spun any more he will end up in China, the guy requires a bit of schooling in PR before he’s let loose in tv land.


    • 65
      I want my taxes spent responsibly says:

      Actually I heard the same interview on R4 and it was mostly interviewer Humphries ranting in full Liebour paid up member mode and shouting down Ian Duncan Smith every time he tried to speak, particularly when an attempted answer wasn’t what he wanted the listeners to hear.


    • 81
      Bullers says:

      The trouble with a lot of politicos when they go on these types of radio or TV programs, they just want promote their propaganda in other words giving a party political broadcast, if they deviate from their set line they tend to be lost and either start blustering or throwing a wobbly, the interviewers job is to expand on the subject, and draw further information out of the minister, captain of industry etc


      • 100
        Matilda says:

        All Tory MPs should tell the BBC to get stuffed and no longer appear on any of their channels.


        • 107
          Anonymous says:

          Better still, what if they refuse to appear on ANY TV channels?


          • Bullers says:

            If they do that, the politicians would not get any free party political broadcasts, they know that living rooms immediately empty except for party apparatchiks who sit and absorb the rubbish and half truths uttered


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    Labourunionsbbc are one under the EU says:

    Can somebody tell me if dave does that presidential thing that the gorgon used to do every week: standing at a lectern lying and gurning to convince himself (and presumably his client state) that he was a big important world leader/statesman that had something to say that was worth hearing?

    I can’t say that Iv’e seen dave doing it on his own, yet the biased bbc used to show tin-pot gordon, the bogus PM, at it all the time.


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    oh my, the footwork! says:

    Can the so called “comedian” on Sky news this morning have a read of this before spouting gobfulls of knowledge ,he had on the subject.



    • 35
      They have omitted the word 'gullible' from the latest OED says:

      The one who looked as if he had not removed his red nose?


    • 102
      Matilda says:

      Agree. Where do they find these egocentric morons. Do Sky also think that we are all effinijits?


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    Shame you couldn’t have got a Yoko figure in there as well!


  20. 43
    Guy Martin to win TT2013 says:

    Is there really any point in having an official opposition if all they do is whinge and moan? Where’s the “do it this other way, it’ll work better”?


    • 53
      oh my, the footwork! says:

      We had 13 years of do it this way, it’ll work better, we don’t need to guess if it worked.


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    Farbott on Food says:


    • 52
      Dietician says:

      Natural Sugar is not a problem for normal people who need the energy to go about their normal lives. But people who sit on the shitter Tweeting all day will find it makes their bums and thighs grow.


    • 70
      fruitcake says:

      Careful Diane, once the Mail know you read their rag you’ll be on there everyday, like the Kardashians


    • 88
      Anonymous says:

      An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

      Means exactly that. “an Apple” not the equivalent of 20 apples.

      The body finds it impossible to regulate fructose absorption and does not really understand fructose arriving without glucose. This is quite unnatural.

      All the un-absorbed fructose leads to bloating with stomach gasses when it ferments lower down. Then there is the rise in Gout. We are dying from our over “healthy” diets.


      • 91
        day 1 livin. says:

        an apple a day.
        is as good as seeing the apple of one’s eye once a day.


        • 103
          Computer geek with glasses says:

          Apples are ok, but lots of folk seem to prefer Macs (Whopper size)


          • rumpledforeskin says:

            Some of these apples you buy just will not rot, after 2 months of sitting in a bowl they still look the same as when purchased. I think they spray them with some anti-fungal chemical so I am a bit loathed to consume them really.


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    Lord and Lady Mandelsnake says:

    Reinaldo darling, I’m just nipping orf to Osbornes daddies shop. They’ve got some gorgeous Persian Garden cushions that will look lovely in the ‘bumming room’


    • 80
      adolf blakey says:

      disco just doesn’t sound the same if you don’t have a moustache


    • 95
      all knowledge. says:

      father and son.
      phobe the vagina.
      love the an
      what matters is the stuff
      inbetween which in itself in only 3 stops away from what is true.


  23. 50

    On the previous page, I posted Gordon was one of the best Chancellor’s this country has ever had. He was right on the economy and if he were still to be in power, we would now be living in a land of milk and honey.

    It had started off with a totally mischievous and speculative Google search: “Gordon Brown was right on the economy” (including inverted commas.)

    I was aghast to find there were actually 2 results which it took 0.35 seconds to locate. One of these was this, which I shamelessly ransacked for my piece:


    … replete with grocer’s apostrophe.

    So there are still people around who think Gordon was marvellous. In a world like that, who needs April Fools’?


    • 64
      Ted Heath (the original Incredible Sulk) says:

      Gordon Brown stole my apostrophe’s.


    • 82
      ancient Shep says:

      I think the tradition of April Fool is long gone, we have 52 weeks a year fools now, there is not a day that goes by when I don’t think are they pulling my F***ing Plonker!


  24. 55
    Ivor Ramsbottom says:

    Crisps and jaffa cakes??? If only. Our Bob has more refined tastes. Isnt he a champagne socialist.


  25. 56
    Michael Bentine says:

    Is this the end of the Big Fleeze ? : http://ind.pn/177kCKf


  26. 57
    John Wellington Wells says:

    Pope resigns!


    • 121
      Anonymous says:

      Pope resigns – himself to the fact there is
      No Such Thing As ‘Compassionate Conservatism’.


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    nellnewman says:

    Ah bobcrow the bed blocker.

    They say they haven’t got enough social housing for those in need and yet this parasite and his ‘wife’ are earning in excess of £200k plus expenses a year and refuse to fund their own living arrangements , preferring to live in state funded housing.


  28. 73
    Nelson Mandella Match? No wonder the Geordies are dumping him says:


  29. 76
    steve smith says:

    Never mind Owen twatty Jones he used to be r5 Nolan show now they’ve got a hard lefty Bishop who gets 3 times the airtime the right winger gets. Balance?


  30. 78
    Stephanie says:

    Rich without his Mark is like Flanders without his Swann.


  31. 92
    Col Nut says:

    A beard tax would encourage many of our recent immigrants and left wing wierdos to contribute more to the economy.


  32. 93
    Cicero says:

    Jon Snow’s looking rough these days.

    That baseball cap doesn’t suit him, either.


  33. 110
    Anonymous says:

    “Our poorest households face a bleak April as they struggle with all these cuts. The result will be misery, cold rooms, longer queues at food banks, broken families, missed rent and more homelessness, devastating for those affected, but bad for us all.” Leslie Morphy, of the homeless charity Crisis

    On the other hand, the poor and disabled are doing their bit towards reducing the top rate of tax, helping the bankers, and giving Starbucks a tax-break.


    • 115
      Zeitgeist in Strawberry Hill (and 1st class passenger!) says:

      Yes they pay so much. They receive nothing. Of course we are talking about net receipients are we not. I mean Labour voters.


      • 118
        Anonymous says:

        So the likes of Starbucks pay so much tax? (Fancy opening “Coffee” houses – and not making ANY money:( cannot be any good at Business?)


  34. 112
    Majorfrustration says:

    Typical Scottish idiot on the radio this morning claiming that he would no longer be able to put up his three grandchildren when they visited – how many times a year not mentioned. Whats wrong with Premeir Inns. Jes.s subsidising familiy hols thats Labour for you.


  35. 129
    Geoffrey Brooking says:

    Dobson and Crow show just what a bunch of hypocrites they really are.


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    I hate Hugh Grant cos he's a moron says:

    Sorry can’t find anything funny about a cut that’s gong to cause, particularly the disabled, considerable hardship. IDS is a cun’t


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